Trend Alert- Mini Low Down: Bitty Bags Pre-Fall 2018 Spring/Summer 2019

Small bags have been hitting the runways hard since LV showed it’s small boxy trunks and Moschino caused a sensation with quirky bags made to look like (extra)ordinary objects. From Balmain to Chanel, houses have begun putting out alternatives to the classic clutch and small handbag or pocket-book. We’ve seen menswear shift to accommodate men’s…

Fendi Spring/Summer 2018

Fendi Spring/Summer 2018 featured striped chevron print off-the-shoulder dresses, a continuation of the bag and bag-accessory evolution with unique strap details including prints and frimge, cut-outs, sheared fur in intricate prints and textures, and an interesting use of fabric selection. Pointed and peep-toe heels were paired with plaid and striped stockings. Models were given blue…

Met Ball 2017: Rei Kawakubo Comme des Garçons

The 2016 Met Gala’s theme is Manus x Machina, and appropriately, Marchesa tweeted out a collaboration with IBM- and their “Cognitive Dress” in the early morning hours. We’ve seen many memorable looks from past Met Ball themes of Punk and China through the Looking Glass.  I just have Linda Fargo and Sarah Jessica Parker, as […]

Coach X Rodarte

Collaborations can be everything- not only are they usually more affordable than the larger designer brand, but there is this creative mainstream appeal that has a different voice than the brands individually. The Coach Rodarte collaboration is hard edged and soft, masculine and feminine with ornate beaded and studded sequin floral embellishments on leather, gold chain…

Moschino Spring/Summer 2017

Jeremy Scott’s nostalgic pop culture, animated, and fashion referencing designs always have us reliving our childhood…now through paper dolls. Tabs on the sides of garments, all about teddy backpacks, and even on faux caps created this magical runway show full of paper barbies…a continuation from seasons past and, given I didn’t like the last shows,…

Fendi Spring/Summer 2017

Laser cuts, stripes galore, intricately gorgeous bags, the Fendi Spring/Summer 2016 runway show was full of utilitarian pockets, voluminous sleeves, truly wearable takes on the PJ’s movement, and how Karl can anything be without shade(s)? There was something odd about those aprons…err- slip dress mutations, and I can only see them serving as a cover…

Coach 1941 Spring Summer 2017 Menswear

The Coach 1941 SS17 Menswewar collection was strong, edgy, wearable and salable. Leather Moto Jackets graffitied with floral and graphic prints, with the straps across the chest being the noteworthy attention to detail-they allow the jackets to be worn open (recently there’s been this use of straps on outerwear one can attach at the waist…

Resort 2017 Fashion Shows

Helmut Lang Altuzarra Boss Isa Arfen Givenchy: youthful yet mature, edgy and ethereally feminine, the Givenchy Resort ’17 collection was beautiful, fun, chic and wearable. Norma Kamali Marchesa is known and renowned for its carpet-worthy gowns. The Resort ’17 collection was full of beautiful dresses and gowns, embellished with feathers, beading, and floral embroidery. I…

My Harness Bag

This is part of my class assignments for the ParsonsXTeenVogue Fashion Industry Essentials certification program.  It will be costing the bag I’ve designed,  showing you how to sew, use fusible interfacing to give your bag stability, and give you tools and tips to help you complete your sewing project.  Be sure to subscribe to my…

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2016 Paris Fashion Week PFW FW16 AH16

The Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2016 Paris Fashion Week runway show melded high fashion with athletic inspiration, made evident in the sleeves and cut of dresses and pullovers. Leather pants, jackets and coats were paired with silk dresses and skirts, fur, and cropped jackets. Remember the halfsie fingerless gloves from SS16? They’ve seemingly inspired leather finger-wrap…